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MINA CUP 2024

3rd - 8th APRIL 2024

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SEE 2024 TEAMS

ATLAS FC

MEXICO

NEWCASTLE UNITED

UNITED KINGDOM

CHICAGO FIRE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

MELBOURNE CITY FC

AUSTRALIA

EVOLUTION SPORTS

QATAR

NORWICH CITY FC

UNITED KINGDOM

EDY SPORT ACADEMY

ETHIOPIA

OUR VISION

Our vision is to be considered as the world’s leading youth tournament, attracting top-class youth teams from each continent to compete for the Mina Cup.

WHAT IS THE MINA CUP?

The UAE is a melting pot of nationalities that attracts the biggest names of professional sport to compete in major events & enjoy its world famous hospitality.​

Building on personal experience of the great tournaments like the Milk Cup in Ireland, Gothia Cup in Sweden & other famous European youth competitions, the Mina Cup will blend Arabic heritage, superb accommodations & facilities with European experience to create a truly unforgettable experience for all players, coaches & families involved.​

2023 IN NUMBERS

149

GOALS
SCORED

113,774

MILES
TRAVELLED

550

PLAYERS
ATTENDED

2,800

MINUTES
PLAYED

TOURNAMENT EXPERIENCE

OUR PITCHES

STATE OF THE ART PITCHES​​

JA RESORTS

5 STAR FACILITIES​

DUBAI

ICONIC CITY​​

OUR AMBASSADOR

We are delighted to have Teddy Sheringham, one of the most decorated players of his generation, as the Mina Cup Ambassador.

​ Sheringham amassed over 750 appearances with clubs including Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur & West Ham United. He also represented England 51 times, scoring 11 goals in the process.

TESTIMONIALS

The Mina Cup provided our players, coaches and families with a fantastic experience to visit Dubai and play against top level teams from across the Globe.

Everything from the fields to the accommodation were of a high level and we look forward to competing at next years Mina Cup.

Paul Bright | AYSO United

The tournament itself was well organised & the opportunities to experience additional activities within the City such as visiting the shopping mall, theme park etc was extremely valuable for our players, who gained an insight into both societal & cultural differences in Dubai in comparison to the UK & other European countries which we have tended to visit more often.

Overall, the Mina Cup was an excellent experience for our players who all thoroughly enjoyed the trip & are all hopeful of being able to return in 2024.

Sam Waters | Southampton

We have been blown away by how outstanding the weekend was. Our players, coaches & parents enjoyed it massively. ​

Congratulations, It’s been a huge success for football in Dubai. Thanks for all your help over the weekend.

Conor Walsh | Barca Dubai

We had a wonderful time in Dubai. Chris & his team put on an amazing event, everything was on point & so professional. Really, really impressive!​ We will now look to build a small spin-off event in Dar El Salaam after the unbelievable experience in Dubai. ​

Our boys did fantastic despite the shock & nerves of playing such a high standard of opposition & at such high-quality facilities. We are definitely planning to come back next year! ​

Fina Mango | DarYC The Bulls​

The trip has been fantastic, it really has been a great opportunity for our boys to travel & compete in Dubai.

We would be delighted to be invited back! ​

Jon | Wolverhampton Wanderers​

A massive thank you to the Mina Cup staff for being so welcoming & providing such value to their partners from the moment we arrived. ​

For any other clubs or sponsors looking to differentiate themselves at the youth football level, I cannot speak highly enough of this tournament & what Chris & his staff have put together.

Oliver Templeton | Oliver Charles​

It is really important we partner with programs that share the same set of values as us, and that is certainly the case with The Mina Cup. ​

This is a fantastic initiative and one that we are excited to be involved with. ​

Tom Fonti | Umbro ME

OUR PARTNERS